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The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone



SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

CHOSEN AS ‘BOOK OF THE YEAR’ BY
Observer
Guardian
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city’s most compelling artists, Laing conducts an…

The Lonely City

ISBN 10 : 9781250039590
ISBN 13 : 1250039592

An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Sprin..


The Lonely City

ISBN 10 : 9781782111245
ISBN 13 : 1782111247

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald When Olivia Laing ..


The Lonely City

ISBN 10 : 9781250039576
ISBN 13 : 1250039576

"You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving ..


The Trip To Echo Spring

ISBN 10 : 9781250039583
ISBN 13 : 1250039584

WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO T..


To The River

ISBN 10 : 9780857860651
ISBN 13 : 0857860658

To the River is the story of the Ouse, the Sussex river in which Virginia Woolf drowned in 1941. One midsummer week over sixty years later, Olivia Laing walked Woolf's river from s..


Fire In The Belly

ISBN 10 : 9781608194209
ISBN 13 : 1608194205

"[Fire in the Belly is] unimprovable as a biography-thorough, measured, beautifully written, loving but not uncritical-as a concentrated history of his times, and as a memorial.Â?..


Fl Neuse

ISBN 10 : 9780374715892
ISBN 13 : 0374715890

The New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. Bu..


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